Bad Rats-The official backstory
Back in 1944, amidst the growing losses on the axis side, a secret military project was created with the purpose of making super sentient animals that could help fight back the allied forces. This project was known as the “Mausenhausen” project, and was considered to be a groundbreaking project by German scientists. Within the project, scientists analyzed members of the rodent family that were genetically altered to display more advanced cognitive skills. Despite the significant advances that were made by the project, however, they were not made quick enough for the axis forces to utilize the technology before the closing of the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
The projects main facilities were built upon the eastern side of Germany, and after WW2 the Soviet forces stepped in to claim their sections of Germany and eastern Europe. In doing so, they discovered the Mausenhausen project. After recognizing the incredible potential the soviets had at their fingertips, the Mausenhausen project was quickly moved to the Ukraine for safety, where development was to continue with research on an even larger variety of animals.
Many prestigious animals came out of the project that proved beneficial to the soviets, such as the glorious supreme space commander, Comrade Laika. Unfortunately, NATO forces identified the project, having deciphered some previous Axis messages suggesting that such a project was in existence. They sought to destroy the project and prevent the soviets from gaining an advantage, so they strategically planted their own scientists at the main base of the project, secretly hidden under the Chernobyl power plant. Needless to say, the catastrophe we now recognize was the end result of this action.
Despite the efforts to destroy the project, the massive radiation levels leaked out of Chernobyl did not kill the super-sentient animals still being tested on. Many of them grew stronger from the contamination, so much so that the CCCP, fearing retaliation from the enraged animals, built the sarcophagus to prevent the animals from escaping out in the wild.
Unforeseeable to the soviets, some of the smaller animals were able to escape. The first to do so were the mice, the particular species of rodent in which the Axis forces had originally utilized.
These mice were able to slip through the cracks in the shoddily made sarcophagus, but their numbers were not unaffected by the radiation. One of their ranks, a particularly intelligent mouse, was super mutated by the contamination, and he began to grow from a simple creature to almost humanoid in appearance. Gaining the intelligence and shape of a human, but not the particular looks of a human, he doned a mask, becoming known as the glorious leader of the mutated rodents: Deadmau5.
The soviets wanted him and his kind dead, but he'd be damned if he was going to get his kind killed before they could tell their story, and so Deadmau5 led his kind across NATO borders, where they were able to secretly live in quietness until the CCCP fell entirely.
HOWEVER, another super-sentient species was able to escape the facility: the felines. Both species had been tested upon within the project, and although they were sentient they still considered each other to be mortal enemies. The cats were not amused by the escaping of their prey from the ruins of the lab site, and so they found a way to escape the wreckage to pursue their prey. One of their ranks mutated as well, into a hideous hulking beast of a female, so grotesque in her appearance that she had to hide her ugliness with tattoos. She became known as the god of the mutated felines, the one known as Kat Von D.
Kat Von D had plans for taking over the world, plans that first involved the destruction of the pathetic mice. Doing so would require a great deal of cunning, however, and much trickery. What better way than to trick their leader, Deadmau5, to accept her hand in marriage. By the time he would realize she was actually the cat that had pursued him all those years in the soviet labs, it would be too late for him to save himself.
While the cats had grown to be quite agile and cunning, the mice were identifiably smarter. Knowing that their leader was being indoctrinated by a disgusting feline beast, they tried to talk some sense into him, but his humanoid ways had led him astray. They had no choice but to take matters into their own hands.
In order to save their leader and their kind, they enslaved a large portion of the rat population in America. By using their intelligence and willpower, they were able to craft these populations of rats into a highly exploitable group of assassins, despite their significant idiocy.
The rats were left with a simple choice: destroy all the mutated cats, or be eaten. And thus the war rages on
What happens next? The only way to find out is to play Bad Rats